Anyway, when a friend told me about this corner cabinet that she wanted help with I was happy to oblige. It was the only piece of furniture she has from her childhood home and while it may not be expensive it is priceless (holding so many memories of the past).
I first washed the furniture down with mineral spirits, denatured alcohol and then warm water. Luke removed the hook and eye and patched several holes. Knots were shining through which I spot primed with zinser and then I started painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Coco. I had never used Coco before - it is a warm gray brown - but have to tell you I love it. I ended up doing three coats on the whole piece. Then Louis Blue was done behind the shelves and on all the detailing. I just love the color combination of the blue and the brown! Then light distressing and two coats of clear wax. Here is the updated corner cabinet:
I love this delicate curve:
My friend also got this sweet little glass knob at Anthropolgie to replace the brass one:
What do you think? Do you have any pieces of furniture from your childhood that you treasure? If so, I'd love to hear about them.